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by Derek Smart
So, the trip to the DL we all knew was coming has become official, but the thing I know I failed to anticipate was the call-up of Eric Patterson to replace Peter Cottontail on the roster.
The only thing I can think is that Jim Hendry is more concerned with filling a spot in the order - namely, leadoff - or replacing speed, than with anything else. I suppose there's some added flexibility there as well, what with Patterson being able to play pretty much anywhere in the outfield, along with second base, but I guess I thought Hendry would go with the demonstrably better bat, which at this point would be Matt Murton.
Is there something I'm missing? Some reason why this makes sense? I'm not really up in arms, just a bit baffled. Come on, folks, help straighten me out.